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New users?

 
me and my dog
New users?
 
Hi, How do i stop new users creating their own accounts? We have a big problem here in that if a student or staff member can't remember their password, they just immediatly go and create themselves a new account, rather than requesting an email, or asking me to help, which means i have all sorts of old, unused accounts floating around, and causes much confusion.

Also We have just upgraded to v1.9, and i notice that on the login page, if you get your username wrong, then it just assumes you are a new user and goes straight to creating a new account. how do i stop that?


thanks for any help
 
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Re: New users?
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Hi Trish,

To prevent new users creating their own accounts, simply disable self-registration in Administration > Users > Authentication > Manage authentication.

Note: The email-based self-registration plugin should remain enabled so that existing users can continue to login to Moodle.
 
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Re: New users?
 
Hi Helen,

For clarification, you are saying: leave the EYE open against the plugin,
But set Self-Registration to Disable.

As here?

John

 
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Picture of Helen Foster
Re: New users?
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Yes John, that's right. Thanks for the helpful screenshot.

It may seem confusing to have two settings relating to email-based self-registration, but it's specifically for situations such as the one Trish describes, where everyone has created an account, and you don't want any new accounts being created. Self-registration can be enabled at the start of a school year for new students to create accounts, then disabled after a short period, say a fortnight, so that no new accounts can be created for the remainder of the year.
 
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me and my dog
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Thank you both, that is perfect, and will save a lot of confusion now!
 
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